Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4410 times:
In an article in the Gulf News, the head of Commercial Operations at
Emirates (Ghaith Al Ghaith) hinted that the airline may seek to
procure additional aircraft beyond the 8 recently leased A340-300s
to cover "exploding" demand in the short-to-medium term. Recently
opened routes to Moscow and Lagos have been doing extremely well and
the carrier needs to boost frequencies on these as well as numerous
other routes across the network. Hence the urgent need for acft.
I wonder what types are available on the market at such short notice?
Also there is a strong chance that Emirates may pickup some
additional A340-500s to facilitate expansion on ultra long haul
routes (Australia -- Emirates are confident they will get approval
for a 2nd daily to SYD by the Summer). Currently 8 acft have been
ordered (3 delivered and in service) but the eventual fleet may rise
upto 12 aircraft. For the additional 4 aircraft i would assume 2
would be the ex-AC acft and 2 new orders ??
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13084 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4115 times:
I heard about the first two AC 345s going to EK, but what about its 346s? Is AC going to have any -5/600s at all? If it isn't, might EK take these?
I think EK has soaked up the last of SQ's 343s (along with GF), so not much happening there?
Would EK ever consider 747-400s? Plenty of those going begging, with certain airlines like SQ and UA only too happy to dump a few of them. Indeed, some of UA's aircraft have already gone to Dubai. The -400 might be useful for some of EK's flights to LHR and Australia.
EKFirstClass From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
But Kaitak, don't forget that Emirates is happy to have just 777 (2&300) and 330/340. Any other models will be a huge headache for them. Imagine all the training for flight crew, cabin crew, engineering and so on... Probably that's why they use their aircrafts so well. All the cabin crew are trained for those aircrafts and the flight crew are divided in just two main categories. That's cost effective, trust me!
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5195 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3827 times:
If EK had done this research of theirs are bit quicker and expected high demand then it should have leased all 12 ex SQ A 343s from BOEING and not have provided GF and EY the opportunity to lease 3 and 1 respectively ex SQ A 343s from BOEING!!!
I was fully expecting LOS and ACC to be very successful and that seems to be the case. Since its now 4 weekly flights, expect it to go DAILY very soon. Does anyone know how their F & J class loads on these flights are doing?
As for from where can EK get A 332s and A 343s/345s/346s...well maybe LX would like to lease to them a few A 332s??? But yes this is a good question as there arent many A 332s and A 340s that I can think of that are up for sale or lease anywhere in the world.
EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
Just curious if Emirates require aircraft NOW why not take on the 2 Ex-Air Canada A345's which are in idle in France Why is EK introducing the A346 in 2007 too! Is it course Airbus can't keep up with demand for aircraft delivery's and that was the earliest they could deliver the aircraft
Any info. would be great
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Greaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
So is Emirates happier with their Airbusess or their Boeings?, I know this is off-topic, but by ordering 45 a380s are they over estimating passenger numbers? Who knows, maybe the a380 project will be a failure. They're placing alota bets on that aircraft